Community Development

Poverty, unemployment at 70%, AIDS, poor housing and health... the townships have it all. But there is a positive spirit and determination to bring about change.
"Hope Africa" (the social development arm of Cape Town diocese) is trying to help.

The catering school in Khayelitsha: practical training for jobs.

Brown’s Farm is one of the poorest districts in Cape Town...

...and St Paul’s Church is in the thick of it.

Inside the church, childcare and AIDS groups,
job creation and training take place
- as well as confirmation classes and confessions.

The children gather before a Sunday service.

Teenagers are proud to be part of the servers’ team.

Contrast with the affluence at the Waterfront...

...but community groups can earn a living there.

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